Polls, Shmolls! They can go up or down all they want, but when fundraising takes a dip it hits a candidate where it really hurts. The latest information shows Obama’s fundraising declining.
President Obama will raise substantially less in the second quarter of his campaign than the first, according to the New York Times. The paper writes that Obama campaign manager Jim Messina has told Democratic officials that the president will raise about $55 million in the quarter that ends Sept. 30, about $30 million less than he raised the first quarter of his campaign…The campaign attributes part of the decline to the need for Obama to stay in Washington to address budget battles with Republicans…But a separate Times article Saturday said many small donors are hesitant to start giving to Obama again. And it’s no secret that even for Democrats, the thrill is gone.
Read it here: Fundraising Suffers